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Team Goodwill is prepping for this year’s 108th celebration of the annual Thanksgiving race and donation drive on November 23rd. With several new changes planned for this year’s Goodwill Coat Donation Drive during the event, it should be easier than ever for racers to share their giving spirit during the holiday season. This year for the first time, the Goodwill Donation Station will only be located at Paul Brown Stadium at the start of the race and a new Musical Entertainment and “Selfie” station will be taking place at Mile 2.
This year’s race will mark the organization’s eighth year as the official Donation partner for the annual Thanksgiving Day Race. “Ohio Valley Goodwill is looking forward to being once again the Donation partner for this year’s race and as always, we are incredibly grateful for the generous support of our community in helping with our mission of putting people to work. This year’s Goodwill Donation location at Paul Brown should make it very easy for race participants to drop off their donations of gently worn coats, jackets or other warm weather gear. Our Goodwill Donation Team will be waiting with big smiles on Thanksgiving morning and will offer a warm Thank You to all donors for their generous support,” said Sharon Hannon, Marketing Manager.
After rave reviews following last year’s race, musician Mark Macomber, will once again be the featured performer at the Goodwill Music Station at Mile 2.
Mile 2 will also feature not only the fabulous sounds of Macomber on drums but also, for the first time a “Selfie” Station where racers can take a quick second to commemorate their participation in this year’s race. “We’re really excited about all the fun that runners can have during this year’s race at the Goodwill Music and first-time Selfie stop at Mile 2,” said Hannon.
Over the past seven years of the partnership, Ohio Valley Goodwill has collected more than 30,000 pounds of cold weather running gear and coats from the generous participants in the annual Thanksgiving Day Race. Look for the Goodwill Donation truck at the start of the Race at Paul Brown Stadium and bring a coat to share. Your generous donations help put people to work in our community and Goodwill is thankful for your support. To find out more about how you can help with Goodwill’s mission of putting people to work, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/donate. Happy almost Thanksgiving Wishes everyone! See you at the Start Line!